If you no longer need the features of the Instagram Business account, and you want to switch back to a personal Instagram account, fortunately, you can do this whenever you want.
In this Instagram marketing tutorial, we are going to show you step by step:
- why it is worth using a personal Instagram account if you want to grow an account?
- how to switch back to a personal account on Instagram?
- what happens when you switch back to a personal Insta account?
If you prefer a quick video tutorial on how to switch back to a personal account on Instagram, check out this one:
Let’s dive in.
How to switch back to a personal Instagram account from a business account?
So here is how to switch back to a personal account on Instagram:
- Open up the Instagram you wish to switch back to a personal account
- Click on the hamburger menu in the top right corner
- Click ‘Settings”
- Then click on ‘Account’
- Scroll down and then tap on ‘Switch account type’
- Tap on ‘Switch to Personal Account’
- Confirm that you want to ‘Switch to Personal Account’
Now your Instagram has been switched back to a personal account. If you want to get the benefits of private Instagram accounts, don’t forget to set your Instagram account to private as well.
Why switch back to a personal account on Instagram?
Even if you use the Instagram account for business purposes or to make money, it makes sense sometimes to switch back to a personal account on Instagram, and here is the reason.
We have explained the many benefits of an Instagram business account in other articles, but there is one very powerful feature that only Instagram personal accounts have: using a private Instagram account.
Private Personal accounts on Instagram
So if you want to have a private Instagram account you can only have that if you switch to a personal Instagram account. The great benefit of a private Instagram account is that Instagram users can only see your Instagram posts if they follow you.
And as it turns out it is one of the most powerful Instagram growth strategies. If people can’t see your posts, they are more likely to follow you so they can see your Instagram posts.
What happens if you switch back to a personal Instagram account?
So as now you understand, it can make sense to switch back to a personal Instagram account.
However, keep in mind that you will lose all the features of Instagram business accounts, which include running Instagram ads, setting up Instagram shop, Quick replies, etc.
The other disadvantage of switching back to a personal Instagram profile is that you will lose all the Insights of your Instagram business account. So you won’t get any insights on the performance of your Instagram posts and all your previous Insights will be deleted as well.